New Years Day 2014

ISO 400, 420mm, f/6.3, 1/2000sec I wanted to start the new year off right so obviously either a road bike ride or a photo shoot was necessary.  I just purchased the Nikon TC-14EII teleconverter, in fact it arrived the day before on the 31st of December,  and was anxious to try it out on my …

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Greenhorn Park Raptors and Friends

ISO 400, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/1600sec ISO 400, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/1600sec My original intent when I headed over to Greenhorn Park this afternoon was to take some photographs of the snow landscapes.  I took a few scenery photographs with my 24-120mm lens when I suddenly noticed a bald eagle flying around the lake. ISO 100, 24mm, f/4.0, …

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Shasta Valley Dusk

ISO 2000, 300mm, f/4.0, 1/1600sec Tuesday afternoon I was supposed to referee the Yreka High School boys and girls soccer games.  Unfortunately at the last-minute their games were rescheduled.  I thought I would make use of the time by heading out to the wildlife refuge to see if the raptors were arriving yet. ISO 2000, …

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Maroon Bells Aspen

ISO 250, 24mm, f/4.0, 1/1600sec  Taunya and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Aspen Colorado and to drive up to Maroon Bells.  Unfortunately, we went in the afternoon and the best time to photograph the mountain is in the morning since the sun sets behind the high mountain at about 3pm this time of …

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Lower Klamath NWR Part 2

Here are the rest of the photographs from my photography trip over to the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge on Labor Day.  I love these Blue Herons.  They are difficult to photograph because of their shy nature.  It’s impossible to get close to them with out them flying off. Nice photograph of the north face of …

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Lower Klamath NWR Part 1

For the Labor day holiday I took the opportunity with my friend Linda to visit the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge once again.  The water this time of year is down significantly from the winter/spring time so most of the wildlife is located around Tule Lake.  There is an auto tour that you can take around this …

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Mann Lake Wildlife

Even though the fishing was difficult at best, I had an enjoyable time photographing the wildlife and the surrounding area.  I’m not sure what type of duck this is in the above photograph yet.  If you know please let me know in the comments below. I like these ducks here with the black and white …

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Creek Fishing

Today two of my friends, David and Matt, and I took off for an afternoon of creek fishing.  The sun was shining, but the wind was blowing and with the increased altitude it was  a little on the chilly side.  Both David and Matt had some success, me on the other hand was successful at lots of …

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